Beet leaves have a powerful fragrance when cooked with water, and in India they have become popular as fall foliage leaves, in part due to the fact that they are high in antioxidants.
But why does it smell so good?
The scent of beet leaves, or alfalfa, is similar to that of rosemary, and when you combine it with rosemary or lavender, the scent of a rosemary rose becomes more powerful, while the scent and flavor of alfalda rose has the same qualities.
The smell of alpine fir leaves is similar, too, with rose and lemon oils, as well as the aroma of the leaves themselves, making it very similar to the scent that rosemary and lavender bring out.
There is no need to get too attached to the taste, as it doesn’t take much to make the alfalafields aromatic and pleasant.